Dos Dedos de Frente
Dos Dedos de Frente
Case Size 6x 75cl In Bond £ / case 
Availability In stock 16 Cases Duty Paid £135 / case 
Year 2014
Colour Red Wine
Producer El Escoces Volante
Region Calatayud
Country Spain
Rating 93/100 The Wine Advocate

Tasting Notes:

The 2013 Dos Dedos de Frente is a co-fermentation of Syrah with a small portion of Viognier à la Côte-Rôtie, fermented in open-top stainless steel and aged in well-seasoned oak French oak barrels for some 14 months after malolactic. It has a very Rhôneish nose with plenty of smoky bacon, violets and tar, spicy and exotic, open, aromatic and captivating. The palate revealed a velvety texture with sleek, fine-grained tannins and very good balance, with a rare combination of power and elegance. This comes from one single vineyard at 920 meters altitude on stony and clay soils on limestone mother rock. This is a stunning Syrah. 4,000 bottles were filled in April 2016. 94/100, Luis Gutierrez, The Wine Advocate 231, 30/06/17.

I also sampled the 2014 Dos Dedos de Frente, a single-vineyard Syrah from Calatayud, a plot planted at some 920 meters altitude, co-fermented with some 5% Viognier. This is still very young and needs more time in bottle. I tasted if just before bottling and just bottled after some 14 months in used 225- and 300-liter oak barrels that still lent spicy and smoky aromas to the wine. Ripe, heady and concentrated, this is a powerful Syrah with a Rhône character, mixing notes of graphite, earth and cedar wood with violets, wild berries and Mediterranean herbs with a touch of black olive and a meatiness. The palate is full-bodied with abundant, fine-grained tannins and a long finish. It ends with dusty minerality. This should improve with time in bottle and has the stuffing and balance to be long-lived. 4,000 bottles produced in May 2017.
- 93/100, Luis Gutierrez, The Wine Advocate 231, 30/06/2017.

2014 Dos Dedos de Frente Red Wine
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  Year Name Case Score IB £ DP £ Status Qty
2014 Dos Dedos de Frente 6x 75cl 93 135 In stock 16

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Norrel Robertson is The Flying Scotsman (El Escocés Volante), and keeps releasing wines from his base in Calatayud, even though some of the new bottlings are sold without appellation of origin This is because some of the wines, even if the grapes are from Calatayud, are fermented outside the appellation, in Borja, especially the ones matured in egg-shaped containers (flextank). He's going to build a winery in Calatayud. Luis Gutierrez, The Wine Advocate 231, 30th June 2017.

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